Carlton win by 86 points
Only game and first goal
Statistical categories led:
Biggest loss in Round 22
The last act in the 22nd straight year without a finals appearance was played out with a limp performance at Princes Park. They had smashed North Melbourne with a record score Round 21 but there was precious little sign of a repeat against a side destined to go on and win the flag.
Kicking with a strong breeze in the first term the Demons kicked 2.8 to 4.4 and were then held to a point going against it in the second term. The Blues piled on 8.1 to 2.3 in the final term to canter away to a big win.
Shane Zantuck was chaired off the ground after announcing he would retire after the game.
Best for the Demons were Healy, Connolly and Turner.
Carlton 21.11.137 d. Melbourne 9.20.74
Goals - Jackson 2, Withers 1, Bailey 1, Eishold 1, Dickson 1, T. Fidge 1, Nichols 1, O'Dwyer 1
Best - Ryan, Dickson, Nichols
Reports - Withers (striking)
Melbourne 25.11.161 d. Carlton 10.9.69
Goals - Aitken 5, Hannant 4, Roe 4, Brodie 2, Dann 2, Hewitson 2, Lovett 2, Duerkop 1, Robinson 1, Stoney 1, Normington 1
Best - Hewitson, Hannant, Kiley
Blueseum match report